Zurich, Switzerland BridgeCo Inc. has announced at the NAMM conference in Anaheim, California that its BeBoB audio interface processor and firmware product line now supports Virtual Studio Technology (VST) capabilities.
With VST compatibility, external effect engines can be easily plugged into a BeBoB-based system along with other external audio sources for mixing and capture by the host computer. BeBoB enables a system to be either a combined breakout box and effect system, or a pure effect device. It can also simplify the integration of analog effect hardware. Using BeBoB and a single FireWire/1394 cable connection, a host computer becomes a digital audio workstation (DAW) that stores, controls and automates all effect parameters, while cable connectors are combined into a single interface.
The VST-compatible BeBoB platform includes a software development kit (SDK), real-time operating system (RTOS) and firmware, and comes bundled with BridgeCo's DM1500E or DM1100E processors to implement a complete audio interface product. BridgeCo proprietary dual-core, ARM-based and DSP-enhanced processors combine networking, control and DSP capabilities in a single device. The DM1500E incorporates a switchable interface, supporting up to 128 simultaneous audio channels using FireWire and up to 24 simultaneous channels using USB. The DM1100E supports FireWire interfaces and up to 12 audio channels simultaneously.
BeBoB/VST drivers are available for computers running Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems. The BeBoB Windows driver supports WDM, ASIO & GSIF. Supported audio interfaces include ADAT/SMUX, SPDIF, I2S and I8S. The company offers development boards and reference designs for all BeBoB processors.
Product information: DM1100E and DM1500E
See related product: DM1500E